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Mindful Self Compassion for Teens

Dominique Sullivan

February 14, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Mindful Self Compassion is an 8 session training program designed to help teens ages 12-15 learn to manage difficult emotions emotions through the challenges of their teenage years. 
 Mindfulness helps teens cultivate skills of self-awareness and emotional resilience. Self compassion helps them to respond to the challenges they face with greater kindness and self -care. Studies show a reduction in depression and anxiety for teens who practice self-compassion. 

8 sessions science based program for teens 
Teen will learn age appropriate hands on resiliency strategies 
This course is therapeutic but is NOT group therapy; teens will discover tips and tricks to mange stress/ racing mind, make better decisions and learn to accept themselves as they are!  

Do you know a teen who has difficulty….
Sleeping? A racing mind? Struggles with negative self image or perfectionism? Learning disorder? Disordered eating ? Shame? Feelings of self loathing? Anxiety or depression? ….. is a human teenager…lol. 

 This course is not therapy and will not explore the “why” or the “reason” for the suffering. Teens will learn in the course to be present with their emotional and learn healthy ways to manage them. Mindfulness and self compassion are life long skills that can help individuals enjoys life to its fullest and will also give teens the tools to get through the hard times.

“I wish I had learned that I could be kind to myself a long time ago… it has made my life easier, and I am happier.” – Teen Participant, age 18

           Mindful Self Compassion has been adapted from the adult Mindful Self-Compassion program created by Kristin Neff, PhD and Christopher Germer, PhD and adapted by Karen Bluth, PhD and Lorraine Hobbs.

Key Features : Mindful Self-Compassion Program for Teens & Young Adults:
This course is not therapy, but therapeutic in nature.
Participants focus on skill development & brain training
Participants will learn to calm their minds using science based approach to self compassion and mindfulness
Graduates of this course may re-enroll for a reduced rate upon completion of the course
Ages 12-15

The Process:
Apply to MFY program
Consent and Waiver
Teen Sessions 1H 45 mins twice a week for 4 weeks
“I feel more comfortable with myself.” – Teen Participant age 15
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February 14, 2022
8:00 am - 5:00 pm